Keeping the heat on suspected drug traffickers, police and sheriff's deputies arrested more than 120 people and seized narcotics valued at more than $200,000 in a two-day series of sweeps and raids in Los Angeles and several suburbs, authorities said Saturday.
More than 100 Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies raided nine locations in Compton, Lynwood and parts of South Los Angeles Friday, Deputy Mason Kenney said.
One raid in Compton turned up 2 1/2 gallons of liquid PCP valued at $200,000, the deputy said. Deputies arrested five suspects, including Douglas McGuiller, 20, who was booked for investigation of possessing PCP for sale. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. Officers also confiscated small amounts of heroin, cocaine and a variety of explosives and weapons, Kenney said.
Raid in Pasadena
In a separate action, deputies and Pasadena police also arrested 56 people Friday, including 33 people taken into custody in connection with alleged street sales of cocaine, marijuana and PCP, authorities said.